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Compression Socks for Running and Recovery

Posted on: February 8, 2012

A few weeks back, my legs were killing me after a long run. My shins hurt, my calves were sore and I started looking for some relief. I started off with some good stretches, followed by ice packs to reduce any swelling. And then I took a big plunge. I bought compression socks {doesn’t that just make me sound like a old woman?}.

I splurged on a set of CEP socks last week. Compression socks work by squeezing the muscle, increasing blood flow and oxygen, while allowing the muscles to heal. They have proven to be worth every penny. They help my legs stay “fresh” while running and if I wear them for recovery, they make my legs feel super peppy. On Monday I put them on after a four mile run because my calves were killing me from a workout on Sunday. I sported my bright pink socks for a few hours and by the end of the night my legs felt great.

I’ve been fully converted to a compression sock lover. And I think the hot pink color helps balance out the granny feeling I get when I bust them out.

How do you keep your legs feeling good after runs or workouts?

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9 Responses to "Compression Socks for Running and Recovery"

Be still my heart… socks that allow muscles to heal? Keep the legs fresh while running? Bright pink? I have to get some! Thank you for sharing this post / photo. I’ve never even heard of compression socks. Well, that’s not true. I think I’ve heard of them, but never made the connection to running.

There are several options out there, but CEP seems to be top of the line for peppy feeling. Here’s an article I found while I was doing my research :: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-240-320–13591-0,00.html

You’re just showing off your killer legs! πŸ˜‰ So glad you are back to running- I know it must feel good after having to quit. πŸ™‚

It feels SOO good to run again. And especially now, when I can take Joseph out during the day with the girls at school.

Dude! You run with the baby??? Wow!

I do indeed! I did it a bit with the girls, but it’s much easier with just one. And mostly he’s pretty chill about it.

i vote that you are rockin’ them πŸ™‚ but high socks are cool, right? so as long as you don’t say they are compression socks, i think you’re golden πŸ™‚

Ha! Thanks! High, PINK, socks are totally cool. πŸ˜‰

I agree with what Emily said, you’re just showing off your hot running legs! I’m glad you’re back at it and having fun. You really are an inspiration to get my butt back out on the road. Now to get over my hate of using the jogging stroller…(spoiled runner here)

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